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saudi arabia? could an abundance of shale oil in the u.s. actually bring about energy independence by the year 2020? we drill for the truth straight ahead. and how rich is rich? the president wants higher taxes for americans earning more than $250,000 a year. is that fair? or should that number actually be $1 million? and could this be the key to resolving the looming fiscal cliff? that and a lot more is still to come on the "closing bell." >>> if a budget is not agreed upon to avoid the fiscal cliff, the average middle class family will pay $2,000 more in taxes. >> that's right. crunch time is upon us. the markets and economy will be held hostage until lawmakers do reach a deal on the fiscal cliff, presumably between now and the end of the year. >> eamon javers is breaking down the plan. over to you. >> just before the break, you and bill were debating whether or not it's too early to start getting sweaty palms about in fiscal cliff problem in washington. as a guy covering capitol hill for almost 20 years, i can tell you it's never too early to panic about what washington might do
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, at of the retailers of course. but monster, another big one we're watching. but energy drinks as a category is linked to adverse events and hospitalizations which is not a good thing when you're in that industry, you're looking at potential. and maybe warning labelis which are not a good thing either. >> the corner of a -- it's a triangle, jim. >> there's no resting place. here's the deal with monster. monster's last conference call, they did this remarkable test versus starbucks, and said they had less caffeine than starbucks, i actually bought a box of them at costco. i had to save them for -- and no, i mean these are really, i think, off the reservation, the five-hours. >> to say they have less caffeine than -- if i were a consumer looking for a caffeine jolt, they're saying that starbucks has more caffeine and is not linked to any adverse events. but starbucks is saying why are you lumping us into the 5-hour. maybe you should have -- at the same time the government is a -- the government doesn't come in and say, you know what? we like some energy drinks and not others. we don't like energy drinks
. let's check out latest news in energy and metals and go to sharon epperson at the nimax. >> the markets are jittery here. we have wti oil prices below $86 an oil and brent crude jumping up toward the 110 level. bob outlined the concerns about going over the fiscal cliff and what that means for the u.s. economy and what ripple effects it will have globally. there's also of course concern about what's going to come of the eu finance ministers meeting over greece and that's going to be an impact on the markets and we have geopolitics and israel saying they won't take direct hits from syria. that is something that the market has been watching very closely as well. the big story that has long-term ramifications for the u.s. oil industry and for the global energy trade is definitely the report today from the international energy agency where they said that they believe that the u.s. will become the top oil producer in the world by 2020. overtaking saudi arabia. overtaking russia and the fact that u.s. will be self-sufficient by 2035. this is a huge sea change in the debate tha
that would make our continent energy self-sufficient. we discovered so much shale gas that companies with the highest gas patches are the ones that saw the glut coming and dramatically cut the exposure to natural gas. want to look at the evaluation of eog resources tells you that. it used to be a per have aor of natural gas. they are now a big time growth oil company because, well, papa knows there is no more room for any natural gas and any attempts to drill for the stuff will drive. eog's valuation down. it is much to be gained from drilling two primary plays. both of which regarded as buys that could rival the size of crude oil. the other companies that have not been able to capitalize is chesapeake and devin. they're trying to get to much less natural gas as percentage of the production. but devin made a move into nat gas liquids is disastrous. chesapeake moved to the shale in ohio. they thought they could, well, it just augmented the natural gas reserves. unitica doesn't have as much gas reserves as it looked like. natural gas is so abundant, what is the deal? why aren't we usin
is considering shipping their shale gas assets to asia. with the current push for energy independence in the u.s., would that pass regulatory muster and what impact would that have on the stock price? >> a lot of people are feeling that epa will make it the only one that can export from here is shaneer lng. i don't think you'll be able to export. i think the government will stop it. tom in new york? tom? >> caller: boo-yah, jim, from new york. >> good to have you. >> caller: i've been hearing so much about true religion. where do you think they're headed? >> it's happening. you have to be on the next one. that is for real. i'm looking for the next takeover play. but only one that has good fundamentals? how about charlie in washington state? charlie? [ busy tone ] >> wow, charlie sounds like one of those eagles plays i made yesterday. yeah, it was my fault. the fiscal cliff is overshadowing good investment opportunities. we have to keep the pressure on. and then we can go back to saving for our kids and retirement. "mad money" will be right back. >> coming up, penny for your thoughts? jcpenney
in the oil market where the international energy agency has released another monthly report saying they see the global demand growth for oil sliding in this quarter and next year. they reduced the forecast there. we're also seeing production that is coming back online from the north sea. that's pressuring present crude prices and we expect to see another increase in crude supplies here in the u.s. for the weekly supply report. that also adding pressure to the wti contract. the only bright spark in the marketplace is natural gas. it is up for the second straight session. and there we may see a withdrawal from storage. first of the season as we get into the winter months. colder temperatures ahead also could help prop up natural gas futures. we're going to get that report on thursday from the energy information administration. i'm trying to get my acronyms straight here. on thursday we'll also get the oil report. it's going to come a day later because of the veterans day holiday. back to you guys. >> there are a lot of letters in your part of the world. >> there are. there are. >> thanks a lo
in texas. >> caller: pch energy. >> down 16. mostly natural gas in ohio. if you watched the show, we told you it's mostly natural gas in ohio. i have been buying southwest, swn. why have i been buying southwestern energy? it's the pure nat gas play i want. i think it's going higher in 2013. >>> bill in south dakota. bill. >> caller: jim, my stock is american capital agency corp, agnc. there one is going to go down. why? maybe companies real estate investment trusts are worried about the taxation considerations, and we also have to worry about what the yield curve looks like and what they will do with fannie and freddie, so many -- so so many cost runs here, i think you should stay the course, but understand it's just another stock right now and it could lower. no longer charmed like it's wen. >>> john in new jersey. john. >> caller: professor cramer. >> thank you for the tenure. yes. >> caller: wind stream, win. >> no, they did not execute. came on the show, told you this he would execute, didn't execute. ctl, century link is better. i do prefer verizon and at&t. >>> let's go to artie in
.s. manufacturing driven by very low energy prices. we're self-sufficient energy for the first time in years. another company like ppg, they really own the coatings business, about 70% of revenues from coatings, they're growing 4% to 6% organically and end the year with $2.5 billion in cash. they just sold their business, another $1 billion, that $3.5 billion in cash, 60% go to grow the business, 40% return to shareholders. you've got 5%, 6% top line, 10%, 12% net income growth with stock buy back and dividend going up 15% a year. you get 2% while you wait. if things -- if we don't do it on a fiscal cliff and things get worse, not going to get hurt. >> where did you buy comcast? >> comcast we've owned for a couple of years. that's another one that has morphed into a return of capital story. when we bought it just superior business model in a tough environment. if things get better, great, employment improves, we're going to have more hook-ups, housing improves, more connections, great growth story. if things don't get better, we're trying to protect for the downside and keep that optionalty
. middle east tensions having an impact on energy markets. let's go to the nimax. >> oil prices with a risk on day in the energy complex today. as you mention tensions in the middle east are a big issue. it's not so much the conflict that we're seeing in israel and gaza but you have the surrounding areas that are oil producers and post-arab spring it's a timber box that people are concerned could be ignited by conflict that we're seeing and there's no sign that conflict is easing up. impact on oil prices reflecting that geopolitical premium and it's winter so we'll see demand increases in the u.s. and china as well. wti up about 2%. same thing that we're seeing in brent. brent prices driving the heating oil and gas price higher. we're seeing a dip this morning in natural gas of course the e geopolitical issue not a big issue there. traders talking about the fiscal cliff this morning hoping to see some sort of a compromise. back over to you. >> thanks for that. if you think planning your black friday will give you an advantage this year, watch out. it turns out people are already starting
technology business is growing so solutions like that are places we're putting a large amount of our energy behind but we're also counting on the federal government to help us with some certainty, one part has been solved, we have a president for the next four years, now we have to get fiscal tax issues resolved so we can solidify, our customers can feel better and question participate more with them. >> to that point you are meeting with the president, one of many ceos who will be meeting with him tomorrow i believe. what do you plan to tell the white house at that point? what is the most important issue and how do you come at it in terms of giving him some feedback for what the business communities sees in all of this? >> first thing we'll do is listen a little bit to what he has to say and what his plans are for the second term, but i think the business community and me in particular have been very clear. we need a solution to this fiscal cliff that's coming. i have to believe that logic will prevail here with some hard work and it will get a solution and we also need a tax policy that i
. the sectors, very much the risk-on sectors are the ones suffering the most. so energy, materials, technology, financials, are the ones you're going to see them sell if they expect the fiscal cliff negotiations to drag on here. what's the message for the market right now? you ready buy yet on this market? >> michael shay is not ready to buy yet. however, i'll tell you it was nice to see that short-term bottom today prior to the white house press conference. it's not as though a whole lot changed. it's been the same message we've got all week. but we got the message in a different setting. we got it at the white house, and we got it after they had met. >> is any deal satisfactory for the market? just get a deal so we get some clarity of how much we're going to pay in taxes, whether it's capital gains or income or whatever it is. any deal. >> no, i don't think any deal. to me, there has to be a deal that actually finally makes sense. >> gary? >> you want to buy some drug stocks. they were not in the group that it lost, as you just -- >> health care was damaged less this week. everybody was down
came out and it's something oprah and i talked a lot about. we needed more fun and energy, oprah needed to be on more often. oprah came on the network in the beginning of january and we had been on the air already for almost a year. >> she wishes she would have been on from the get-go. >> even if she was, it still would have taken. you have to make your mistakes, your stumbles, learn from it and move forward. when oprah is on own, we're usually a top five network in america, we also have "sweetie pies" a lot of talk characters during the day but the length of view is about 90 minutes so people are spending a lot of time with it. >> that's so important. >> the network is one of the fastest growing cable networks in america. >> that was going to be my question it's a pure cable play which you'd like to have because of the dual revenue stream but it's difficult to be in cable channel play if all your channels stink. if you do, then you have something and it becomes international now, that's what you're doing. >> when i got to discovery we had 13 channels in the u.s. and six channels in 00
's check with the latest news in energy and metals and go to sharon epperson at the nimax. >> jim, it's all about the middle east. that's what traders are focused on at the moment. it's the reason why we're looking at wti oil prices above $86 a barrel and brent crude moving higher as well. as we continue to see fighting escalate in the gaza strip as we continue to watch what israel and what palestinians are doing in the area and the fact that there does not appear to be any cease-fire on the horizon although egypt's prime minister is in gaza today urging some international cooperation. we're also looking at the fact that oil prices here in the u.s. have basically erased this week's losses because of the gains that we're seeing currently in the oil complex. we're also hearing reports about iraqi enjoy saying that arabs should use oil to press israel over gaza. those headlines helping to cause this bid in the oil complex. in the gold market, we've seen steady declines over the last several sessions and now a little bit of stabilization in the gold market. there are concerns based on the world
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